2000-2009

Rebecca Bridges Dinnin ’01

Rebecca Bridges Dinnin was appointed director of The Alamo, a senior-level position in the Texas General Land office. Prior to the appointment, Dinnin spent more than seven years working with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, where she served as vice president of image and communications. She also worked as

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Crystal Anderson ’01

Crystal Anderson ’01

Crystal Anderson serves as partner and strategy director for 3Headed Monster (3HM), a start-up agency in Dallas that emphasizes brand storytelling, design and technology. Launched in June 2014, the company’s clients include the Twin Peaks restaurant chain. Anderson has spent the past 15 years helping create branded experiences in both

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Robert Cline ’02

Robert Cline and Amy Cooper became engaged November 14, 2014. Their wedding will take place September 26, 2015 in Dallas.

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Haley Hyland ’09

Haley Hyland is a senior consultant with Booz, Allen, Hamilton in Washington, D.C. She recently completed her certification with the National Contract Management Association as a Federal Contracts Manager.

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Paul H. Santa Cruz ’08

Paul H. Santa Cruz, who earned an M.A. in history from SMU, is the author of Making JFK Matter: Popular Memory and the 35th President, which will be published this spring by the University of North Texas Press. The author conducted some of the research for his book at SMU’s

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Carl Pankratz ’03, ’06

Carl Pankratz ’03, ’06

Carl Pankratz, recently re-elected to the City Council of Rowlett, Texas, was selected by his fellow Council members to serve as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem. Pankratz is Assistant Vice President of Originations for Hunt Mortgage Group.

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Samantha Mabry ’03

Samantha Mabry’s debut young adult novel, Leaves, a reimagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter” has been acquired by Algonquin Young Readers for publication in spring 2016. According to the deal announcement in Publisher’s Weekly, Leaves “blends magical realism and mystery in a story about a boy lured into the

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Meyling Ly ’06

Meyling Ly married Jason Ortiz in Todos Santos, Mexico on November 22, 2014.

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Lauren Roberson Cangemi ’04

Lauren C. Roberson married Peter W. Cangemi of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on April 26, 2014 on the beaches of Florida. Lauren works for ExxonMobil in human resources, and Peter is a senior accountant at PSS Companies. They currently reside in Houston with their dog, Jersey.

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Jason Jones ’08 and Tamara Carrell Jones ’07

Jason Jones ’08 and Tamara Carrell Jones ’07

Jason and Tamara Jones welcomed their first daughter, Madeline Rose, October 3, 2014. Arriving eight weeks early, she weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. Madeline came home October 30, happy and healthy!

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